Jirapa: Fulani herdsmen to register with chief and GIS
The chief and people of Mwankuri in the Jirapa Municipality have taken steps to register all Fulani herdsmen in the area as a result of alleged cultural malpractices, destroying of farm lands and other vices.
It is alleged that some Fulani herdsmen engage in sexual escapades with married women of the area, the act believed to be profane.
Due to this, all Fulani herdsmen are required to be registered and follow the regulations.
Speaking at a community meeting with the Fuliani herdsmen at Mwamkuri community on Sunday, the Jirapa Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Nicholas Soyiri, said the assembly is looking into the matter in collaboration with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to make sure that there is peace and tranquility in the community and the Municipality at large.
Mr Soyiri indicated that the GIS is in charge of people traveling in and out of the country, and that it is important to for the service to be aware of such people in order to take proper records of them in event where issues arises.
He also admitted that he was informed of the steps to be taken by the Mwamkuri community and said it was a good initiative.
He pleaded with the community to continue to live with the Fulani herdsmen peacefully.
Meanwhile, the Upper West Regional Secretary of the National Peace Council (NPC), Mr. Emmanuel Danyomah, has indicated that his outfit is putting measures in place to curb the aggressive confrontations between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the region.
He noted that the NPC has designed a project on the recognition of the fulani people in our society and how they can be assimilated into the culture and society.
Mr. Danyomah said the farmers should learn to live harmoniously with the Fulani herdsmen.
He said the farmers should identify the Fulani and lead them to register with the GIS and their chiefs.